Engineering degree requirements---
Specific requirements for the four-year bachelor's degree programs in engineering are
General requirements for engineering degrees---B.S. and B.A.
- No more than one engineering course with a grade lower than C- will be counted toward
the engineering major.
- Computer programming proficiency (by course or examination).
- At least eight course credits in arts, humanities, or social sciences, including at
least two courses chosen to achieve depth in one subject area within these disciplines.
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requirement is fulfilled by one of the following courses:
ENGR 212L, 221L,
431, or 484.
Bachelor of science in engineering
- Basic mathematics/science core: MATH 131,
132, 231, 234;
CHEM 111L; PHYS 131L,
231L, and another science or mathematics course
approved in advance by the department chair. For example, PHYS 232L,
PHYS 300, MATH 228, or
- Engineering core: ENGR 212L, 225,
232L, and 312.
- A year-long senior capstone design project requiring enrollment in
ENGR 483. Capstone Design-I in the fall semester and
ENGR 484. Capstone Design-II in the spring semester
Beyond the general
requirements listed above, students pursuing the B.S. in engineering must
choose one of the options below. Completion of a concentration is noted on
the final transcript.
- Electrical engineering concentration---ENGR 221L,
301L (or 303),
323L, plus one elective chosen from the following
list: ENGR 110, 120,
- Mechanical engineering concentration---ENGR 226,
353 (or 431), plus one
engineering elective chosen from the following list:
ENGR 110, 120,
- Biomedical engineering concentration---BIOL 140L;
ENGR 301L (or 323L),
311 (or 316),
353, 357 (or
BIOL 319) plus three electives (at least
two from 300 level or above) chosen in consultation with engineering
faculty adviser from ENGR 221L, 226,
301L, 302, 307L,
362L, 372, BEACON or
University of Hartford courses, e.g., biomaterials or biomedical image
processing. BIOL 319 is recommended as the natural
science elective for BME concentration. If BIOL 319
is taken as the science elective, then ENGR 357
must be taken.
- Computer engineering concentration---CPSC 115L,
215L, plus one appropriate upper-level computer
science course, and ENGR 221L,
- Without concentration---Engineering electives, bearing at least seven course
credits, chosen from the following list: either ENGR 110
or 120, 221L,
431, and BEACON or Rensselaer at Hartford courses
approved by the department chair. Electives must be chosen to ensure
sufficient engineering design content.
Bachelor of arts in engineering
- Basic mathematics/science core: Math 131,
132; PHYS 131L,
231L, plus two elective courses (with approval by
the department) chosen from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology,
neuroscience, or computer science.
- Engineering core: ENGR 221L (or 212L),
225, 232L, plus three
electives (at least two must be above 100 level and at least one at 300
level, excluding ENGR 102, 341,
- A one-semester senior capstone design project: either
ENGR 483 or 484 that
integrates engineering with subjects from a chosen cognate area.
- Four courses from a cognate department or program: chosen in consultation
with the faculty adviser; these courses must achieve depth of study in
the cognate area.
Environmental science pathway---
The B.A. elective pathway in environmental science introduces engineering
students to the fundamentals of environmental science fieldwork and methods,
and provides a broad understanding of the natural environment and the impact
of human behavior. It requires completion of a one-semester senior capstone
design project with an environmental engineering component.
Requirements for the Environmental Science Pathway of B.A.
Completion of the general requirements of B.A. in
engineering, with the following modifications:
- In mathematics/science core: one of the two-course combinations
CHEM 111L and 230L,
or BIOL 182L and 333L,
or ENVS 112L and 204L.
- Two of the eight course credits in the arts, humanities, or social
sciences must satisfy the social sciences and humanities requirements for
the environmental science major (ECON 101 and
one course chosen from the list of courses; see Environmental Science).
- ENGR 337, ENVS 149L,
ENVS 275L, ENVS 401,
and one additional engineering course at 200 level or higher.
- ENGR 484. Capstone Design II, including
completion of a one-semester research or design project with an
environmental engineering component.
Engineering majors are encouraged to select, in consultation with their
faculty advisers, courses from the arts, humanities, social sciences,
and natural sciences that address individual interests and broaden
educational perspectives. Additional courses in physics, chemistry,
biology, mathematics, and neuroscience enrich basic scientific
understanding and address the special interests of students; such
courses are highly recommended. Students intending to enter graduate
study in engineering are advised to elect mathematics courses beyond
the four-course basic mathematics sequence. Recommended areas include
probability and statistics (MATH 305,
306), linear algebra (MATH 228),
numerical analysis (MATH 309), and mathematical
methods of physics (PHYS 300).
eligible for honors in engineering the student must: (1) Earn a
grade point average of at least 3.5 in all engineering courses;
(2) earn an overall GPA of at least 3.3; (3) earn a grade of B+
or higher on the engineering senior capstone design project.
Additional courses in biomedical engineering are available through
the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON), which
includes the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut,
and the University of Connecticut Health Center. For details
regarding days and times courses are offered, as well as course
descriptions for each semester, consult the BEACON Web site
Engineering majors are encouraged to study abroad for one semester
in the junior year. Students who plan to study abroad must contact
the engineering department chair as early as possible, even before
major declaration, to develop an individual four-year course plan.